SA Air Force Chief back at work

By Lelethu Mquqo
28 November 2011

Head of the South African Air Force, Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano has returned to work after Minister of Defence Lindiwe Sisulu rejected his resignation.

Gagiano resigned from his post after taking responsibility for a mishap that caused Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to miss his visit to Scandinavia.

Sisulu rejected his resignation and told him the best way to take responsibility was to return to work.

TheDepartment of Defence’s spokesperson, Ndivhuwo Mabaya, says Gagiano is very busy taking stock of helicopters and aircraft to be used to monitor elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo today.